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    Turn your shovel into an axe.

    The Ortovox Pocket Spike turns your Pro Alu III Shovel into an ice axe capable of self-arresting down sketchy, icy terrain or helping you ascend surprisingly steep alpine tours. This small, compact kit includes a spike and a pick that you can attach to the Pro Alu III's shaft for a fully-featured ice axe. Both pick and spike are so compact they could fit in your ski pant's pocket, but it'd probably be best to tuck that inside your ski pack so you don't have two sharp items right next to your body as you drop the dangerous steeps you just ascended.
    • Pocket Spike turns your backcountry shovel into an ice axe
    • Compatible with Ortovox Pro Alu III Shovel
    • Item #ORT001P

    Tech Specs

    aluminum 7075 T6
    Ortovox Pro Alu III Shovel
    Recommended Use
    backcountry, ski mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

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    A must have for any ski mountaineer!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    In tandem with the pro alu III shovel this thing lives at the bottom of my pack at all times! It weight next to nothing and takes up little to no space! While I don't have to use it most days, the days when I wasn't planning to end up on steep firm snow, but do anyways, having an axe at the ready has been invaluable numerous times!

    Is this in place of a technical ice axe? No
    Is this even in place of a mountaineering axe? Not usually.
    But can this be a huge asset as a second tool or a backup tool when the day gets a little bit spicier than planned? 100% yes!